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Chibok Girls: Tinubu, Nelson Lead APC Women Protest in Lagos

Bring-back-our-girls-protest-1Women members of the All Progressive Congress (APC), in Lagos on Tuesday joined the teeming members of Nigerians, calling on President Goodluck Jonathan to rescue 234 school girls who were abducted April 14 from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno state.

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Led by wife of former Governor of Lagos State, Senator Oluremi Tinubu and APC Women leader in Lagos, Mrs. Kemi Nelson, the protesters converged at the Archbishop Vining Memorial Cathedral in Ikeja GRA , dressed in red T-shirts with the inscription , ‘Bring Chibok Girls Back Now and Alive’.

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he women who marched through the streets to the Lagos State House where they delivered a letter to the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola for onward transmission to President Goodluck Jonathan.

The APC women leader, Mrs. Kemi Nelson who read some of the contents of the letter titled, ‘Bring Back Chibok Girls Now and Alive’, said the women were disappointed that the President had not shown enough leadership to secure the lives of the future of the country.

She reminisced that the Chibok girls were not the first victims of kidnap, recalling that 54 girls from Borno state on 14 January 2014.
“That Tuesday night, most Nigerians were astonished that your government rather than cancel the Centenary dinner in honour of the kidnapped girls, went ahead to wine and dine while our girls a few hours earlier were taken into captivity”.

Nelson charged President Jonathan to institute a judicial enquiry into the kidnapped Chibok school girls and other related issues with a view of exposing all hidden acts of conspiracy and negligence surrounding the recent incidents.

The APC women leader enjoined the Federal Government to verify the authenticity of the latest video posted by Boko Haram which shows about hundred of the missing girls wearing full Hijab for intelligence purpose towards the release of the girls.

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Also speaking, the wife of former Governor of the state, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, said the abduction of the girls has exposed the ineptitude of the government to tackle the many problems of insecurity and unemployment facing the nation.

“We thank God for the situation of Chibok girls, if not for them, the insecurity problem we have in Nigeria would not have been globally addressed, we thank God for that.

“We are concerned because of all that is going on in the nation, we are glad that people are praying for the nation, enough of bloodshed and thank God this case has drawn a lot of attention to the things happening in this country.

“Few weeks back it was Nyanya bomb blast and there is no employment for our children, they got them into stadium, extorted them, got their money, killed them and still nothing is done about it. The minister is there sitting pretty, we are against all that”.

The state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Lateef Ibirogba who received the protest letter on behalf of Governor Fashola said all efforts should be marshalled to help security experts to bring the girls back unhurt.
Ibirogba assured that the message of the group would be conveyed to President Goodluck Jonathan through Governor Fashola.

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